Fight for the Future


Brief

Fight for the Future is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that the web continues to hold freedom of expression and creativity at its core. We primarily work on high value, fearless projects that can be seen by millions. We’re a very small team, but we’re always looking for new people with brilliant ideas. Fight for the Future is 100% remote and timezone flexible. Please see below for our current job openings.


Senior Software Engineer

(A UX expert and engineer, for defending the Internet)

We’re working to innovate and build the campaign and open tech tools that amplify individual power for change to

  • Ensure that the web continues to hold freedom of expression and creativity at its core
  • To create the pathways and strategies that dismantle barriers to political change set up by the status quo

We are looking for a senior-level software engineer with strong communications skills who can lead the technology side of our digital campaigning efforts. This is more than a simple coding or campaigning position. This is a technology leadership position for someone who understands the threats that face the future of free expression on the Internet, and who can successfully use the Internet as a medium for political change by conceptualizing, creating and delivering on a wide variety of technology projects to make a positive difference in the world.

For anyone who cares about defending and transforming the future of tech or politics, this could be a dream job. This is crucial work, and we’re approaching it in the most fun and pioneering ways possible, with high-impact campaigns that resonate with a mass audience and help them band together to exert their power. You will be on the front lines, building software millions of people see and interact with. If you ever wanted to build platforms that reach out, grab people, and help them change the world, then this is the job for you.

Ideally, you’re an innovator of products for user engagement with the ability to code and have management experience.

You should be well versed in current product innovations, messaging apps, social media, UI/UX, design, rapid protoyping and release, user adoption, and user testing, and be able to navigate or do a cost/benefits analysis of various technical solutions, coding languages, devops, and architecture-based decisions.

You will help conceptualize, develop, build and/or manage our tech product strategy, taking our goal-oriented tech strategy through each phase of development with a team. You will oversee product development with the goal of meeting campaign metrics of reach, efficacy, and fundraising, which will include the assessment, research, development of specifications, directing design, and implementation of product plans.

You should be able to think on your feet, be organized, optimize project plans and work load, manage/delegate the different pieces of projects and user growth. You should have smart, powerful ideas to share to reach product goals. You ideally understand online organizing and user growth strategies and can bring that into your work defining the product as well as gaining users in the real world. We’d especially enjoy someone who has a wide interest in pulling off technological tactics and strategy and using whatever resources are at their disposal.

If you are a product director + coder:

You should be an agile programmer / hacker that can make things work and work well for millions of users at the same time while also being able to make smaller apps that work quickly and smoothly. If you can understand the scope of a problem and devise solid tech solutions on your own, you’re the person we want to talk to.

You don’t need to be an expert designer or have illustration skills. If you can both faithfully implement others’ designs and make good decisions about layout, typography, and color when needed, that’s what we’re looking for. It’s also important that you can build high quality user interaction with intuitive prompts, clear buttons, etc, spotting and fixing UI problems as you go. We’re looking for somebody who can bottom-line the creation of mobile platform, but who is also always using their full brain, putting themselves in a user or a reader’s shoes.

You’ll be building things like:

  • Tools and apps that get used over and over by our organization and others.
  • Internet wide infrastructure for large, decentralized actions across a coalition of websites
  • Solutions that achieve our goals by leveraging and customizing existing services (CRM, publishing tools, etc).
  • Flawless HTML/CSS and clear, modern design that supports the message.

Requirements:

  • Experience building applications with a modern web framework like Django, Rails, or Node.js
  • Client-side javascript skills
  • Ability to develop iOS / Android applications (learning as you go is okay)
  • Experience managing large databases
  • Experience in HTML/CSS with awareness of common cross-browser problems
  • Proven ability to do clean and classy design
  • Ability to make good UI/UX decisions and spot problems

Things that you might like about this job:

  • It’s telecommute work with a 100% remote team
  • The work will be highly varied, like freelancing on a variety of projects
  • You can choose the framework and tools we use to get stuff done.
  • We can give you a contractor budget to reduce/eliminate mundane work. Responsibility for the final result is what matters.
  • Be a hero to many. The “yeah, I made that” small talk in bars is fun.

Bonus points for:

  • Having conceived and launched your own product
  • Ability to build and manage teams
  • Strong participation in communities like Reddit or HN
  • Lots of remote / freelance experience solving problems on tight deadlines

Mega bonus points for:

  • Having started a successful open source project
  • Having been a leader—of anything—especially online, especially tech-related
  • Understanding and being able to hack on projects that push the limits of user freedom such as: TOR, Bitcoin, Bittorrent, GPG, OTR messaging, academic P2P work, etc.

To apply, fill out the application here. You'll need to include a link to your resume and links to your public repos, sample code (as many examples as possible) and good examples of UI, design, and/or HTML/CSS work.


Campaign Strategist / Manager

Our organization is focused on developing high-impact campaigns that resonate with people and help them band together to exert their power. The Campaign Manager/ Manager position is one of the most important roles in our work - it is central to the organization and its effectiveness. If you ever wanted to build online experiences that reach out, grab people, and help them change the world, then this is the job for you. We’re looking for someone to continue to build that organization with us, from the ground up.

We’re looking for someone smart and savvy and who can be funny and playful with ideas; we’re looking for someone who can speak to people’s humor, fears and what gets them going; and we want someone who has purposeful humor and creativity as well as poignant ideas and language that can cut through political gridlock and debate.

We look for people with a rigorous and thought-provoking perspective on a wide range of political issues, and especially on tech and policy. We want you to be a thinker and someone who can synthesize a problem or an idea out of ordinary interaction and frustrations / struggles.

You should be able to think on your feet, be organized, optimize organizational and project plans and work load, manage/delegate the different pieces of a campaign (outreach, press, writing, product) and set up the organization for long term growth. You will also interface with others, so to some extent you should have smart, powerful ideas to share with others. You should understand and be able to express in ways that resonate with your audience the nuances and overarching themes of tech policy, free internet principles, and organizing on the ground and online.

We’d especially enjoy someone who has a wide interest in pulling off tactics and strategy and using whatever resources are at their disposal—you should have an interest in using law, policies, pop culture, music, philosophy, subcultural themes, memes, language, history, media, organizing playbooks, and whatever else is out there to pull off a really hard-hitting and exciting campaign for the right audience.

We’re hiring for senior to mid-level campaigners who have experience with digital or traditional organizing but generally want to innovate to win.

We have several positions, so if you have skills and expertise with just one aspect of campaigning but truly excel at it—from digital growth to on the ground activism—we want to hear from you.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Writing for a large audience
  • Running campaigns on high-impact issues
  • Managing campaigns and responses to a fast-changing, dynamic field
  • Working with a large variety of people, groups, and companies and spreading the message to as many stakeholders as possible
  • Fighting against money in politics and heavily-funded lobbying teams
  • Playing a key role in the planning and strategy of campaign organizing and organization growth
  • Leading or starting a coalition
  • Finding and securing new sources for campaigns

You should also have experience

  • Running online campaigns that grow fast
  • Crafting exciting and persuasive actions
  • Using online and traditional media to achieve broad visibility (including by talking with press)
  • Fighting hard for something

Compensation

Market Rate / Commensurate with Experience Full health and dental benefits Office support

Location

The team will be 100% remote-no need to commute or relocate. If you’re interested in relocation, let us know. We’d start working with you on a contract basis at an hourly rate, but we will be able to offer full-time position with competitive salary and benefits to the right person.

To apply

To apply, fill out the application here. Show us that you excel at the things we’re looking for. If you like, include links to or samples of your writing—ideally in situations where you’re writing to persuade a group of people too. Include as much relevant information as possible: significant things you’ve done, projects you’ve worked on, etc. Being well-rounded is a plus, so don’t exclude significant skills or achievements just because they aren’t activism related (e.g. starting a business, or being a musician).


Digital Growth Strategist

Responsibilities

  • Create and own our growth strategy / goals and work across our team to execute.
  • Be the brain on growth and help us to make the most of our biggest campaign moments.
  • Develop, conceptualize, write, and compose images, headlines, emails, actions, and any other related materials for rapid response campaigns.
  • Devise our best email strategy and become the deliverability expert; grow our social media followings and engagement.
  • Identify and analyze key metrics to evaluate success.
  • A/B test our way to excellence.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Rare mix of creativity and analytical thinking, developing innovative engagement tactics with a focus on the key metrics and analytics.
  • Proven ability to both work independently but also to get others to do what is needed to further your goals / not get stymied.
  • Deep understanding of growth strategies including that you are up to date on latest best practices, 3rd party services etc. with a network to draw from as needed.
  • Savvy with CRMs and CMS’ generally, and ability to figure out our systems specifically.
  • Writing for a large audience including email and social media.
  • Ability to use prototyping, video, or image editing software a plus.

Compensation

Market Rate / Commensurate with Experience Full health and dental benefits Office support

Location

The team will be 100% remote-no need to commute or relocate. If you’re interested in relocation, let us know. We’d start working with you on a contract basis at an hourly rate, but we will be able to offer full-time position with competitive salary and benefits to the right person.

To apply

To apply, fill out the application here. Show us that you excel at the things we’re looking for. If you like, include links to or samples of your writing—ideally in situations where you’re writing to persuade a group of people too. Include as much relevant information as possible: significant things you’ve done, projects you’ve worked on, etc. Being well-rounded is a plus, so don’t exclude significant skills or achievements just because they aren’t activism related (e.g. starting a business, or being a musician).